m86k, 05 Jun 2012Hi, i know you are sharing your experience with others here, but i wanted to say that i own... moreHow do you feel the quality of photos are though? Also how about the zero shutter. Plus the review of which you reference from never said that it used a Sony sensor, but vaguely stated that it was practically the same.
AnonD-57697, 05 Jun 2012I just wanna share with you my very short experience with SGS3:
- internet freezes in the mid... moreHi,
i know you are sharing your experience with others here, but i wanted to say that i own one too since saturday and there are several points where i disagree. Maybe it's country/rom related sometimes, but i just wanted to speak about some, so no hard feelings :
-i didn't surf a lot on it to say truth, but it never froze on me for that.
-there are tons of games on android market appearing, there are GS1/GS2 games on samsung apps market. So i don't seee why you are stucking yourself on lame gameloft webpage which is obviously not updated, anyway it's same video chip than GS2 so, all GS2 games should be compatible.
-notification bar is taking me back to beginnning (wifi), systematically it seems...
-i didn't test much stay awake, s-voice (vlingo) etc.. but it's better to pass a finger over the sensor than tapping screen imo.
-i think it's hard to notice speed advantage over S2 right out of the box, but i have :
installing / uninstalling apps is totally different.
Launching heavy ones too. Boot time, gallery images processing after scrolling more than 4 pictures at once, even swype keyboard is immediate on defaut speed setting compared to S2 fastness already.
Globally the system seems smoother here and there, and it's easy to say, i have still some friends with S2 around me who want to compare when they see it.
-For 1 hand handling, it's only a matter of taste and hand size.. Personnaly, the phone is just a bit bigger than a S2, i was thinking looking at threads and specs damn maybe it will be huge. Well not all, even for my friends too, it's barely bigger than a S2. And i mainly use 2 hands on such phones (since i use swype).
I don't advertise for this phone more than another, i would still have liked to get a camera improvement instead of some 4S sensor for that price.
Now, Ppl complaining about heat on S2, will still complain on S3. (Get over it, it's same on many recent phones, even my little Xperia Ray during only calls)
-Polycarbonate -plastic- argueing is useless : the phone feels great, seems like i have a better grip than S2 in my hand (it slipped a few times) and it's totally a beauty when you see it in real (i have marble white version).
-Pentile / RGB debate, damn sorry guys, it's so nerdy. Once you get one in front of you, you can't distinguish anything with bare eyes. The screen is perfectly clear, you don't see anything, photos and videos are more enjoyable than before thanks to high resolution. And, damn, i missed that amoled screen while i was temporarly using LCD of my Sony X Ray.
Else, don't be disappointed, it's still Android, you may get small bugs here and there, but if you want no bug, you may still try to get some 2000 phone for calls / sms / playing snake game / noncustomisable tones etc.. Feel free to evolve or not.
R.B., 05 Jun 2012It have this phone its a good phone bt battery backup very low and its qualcore processor does... moreI don't know what you are talking about, but my market is normal as it was on my GS2, i have installed many of the apps i was used to on it.
For battery part, i have to say, it looks normal to me, 1 day of full usage, 2 days of average one... All recent phones are the same nowadays, excepted for Note and Razor Maxx.
Anonymous, 05 Jun 2012http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbL7ciKmT7g&feature=related
SGS3 is huge design flaw, it... moreI received mine on saturday, sadling it was charging from usb port of my console and phone was sat on my desk, i was passing by with a call pending with another phone and my foot grabbed the usb cable.. Guess what happened?
1m forced fall to the ground.
My phone has nothing, no scratch, not even some usual message saying "damaged SDcard" forcing you to reboot to get use of it again.
And anyway, i ve been smart, i paid for a full replacement insurance.
So ppl should stop with their "it breaks easily" whatever phone it is, off course nowadays phones break at some point with all that high tech, you only have to be careful of your stuff, you are grown up, aren't you?
Nice that the reviewer kept mention of the shoddy iPhone at a minimum.
It's all good till the different kind of useless test"benchmark etc." if the phones specs better than all smartphones and Arena crew in"maindisadvantages" section shows thing that dont affect performance and quality. Then why the tests shows different sometimes bad marks for s3?
SGS3 is huge design flaw, it breaks very easily, two of the three tests SGS3 screen fails just with one drop.
It have this phone its a good phone bt battery backup very low and its qualcore processor does not support many applications of Android market
I just wanna share with you my very short experience with SGS3:
- internet freezes in the middle of loading one page and exits (good thing that when you open it, it remembers the page you were trying to access)
- there are almost no games for it (???): accessing Gameloft mobile page will let you know that you have 6 available games (to compare with SGS2, 94 available titles)
- Notification bar, beyond its greatness, has a small annoying "bug": when you scroll it down (it has more than 5 items available) it will NOT take you to the first item (which is WIFI) and , until you get used to it, you will many times hit Bluetooth or other tabs)
- the Stay awake function is almost useless , unless you are in good lighting conditions and you look perpendicular on the screen, not from the sides (so believe me, you will have to use the fingers a lot to keep it awake)
- you dont notice any speed advantage over the SGS2 with regular use (I am sure there is one)
- one very very annoying thing: the Automatic brightness ticks itself from time to time, and you just realize the screen is not lit enough (then you need to check the Brightness settings)
- the phone can hardly be handled with one hand only and the Home button is almost impossible to press if you hold the phone in one hand
- S-voice is as useless as Siri
Dont get me wrong, I love the phone, and will get it back (this time paid too much for it and had to recover some of the money for other purpose), but it needs to be tweaked by Samsung with some firmware update.
Enjoy your new phone if you have it! :)
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Sam, 04 Jun 2012There a video on drop test in android authority on Samsung galaxy s3 and I phone 4s it's look... moreS3 has several potential breakage failure points over the S2:
1) It's heavier - now nearly as heavy as the 4S
2) much larger screen - more surface area vs thickness means higher risk of torsion (bending) breakage.
3) Gorilla Glass 2 is 30% thinner - same strength as GG1 but makes the surface area to thickness ratio (point (2)above) worse.
4) Glass on SGS2 is fully protected by plastic rim/frame. On S3 glass sits higher than the rim/frame
5) Glass on S3 is glued/attached to the display. Any glass breakage will almost always break the display. Regardless fixing glass breakage means you have to replace both.
Dropped my S2 a few of times with virtually no damage. All 3 times it happened to be out of it's case. Based on the videos had it been an S3 it would be broken.
I like the S3 but have had my reservations about upgrading - now even more so. I think I'll wait for the SGS4. Hopefully Samsung learns from this; and also lifts the bar from S3 to S4 as much as it did from S1 to S2
There a video on drop test in android authority on Samsung galaxy s3 and I phone 4s it's look like the s3 build is not strong as s2 after 2nd drop it seem it stop working and the glass crack
AnonD-55879, 30 May 2012You can download an app for that.With the app you can set LED notification for specific actions.LED apps don't seem to work with S3..
I tried a few (4), none seems to interact with it.
But at least, it's written in the parameters menu that the LED is for events like messages / calls etc..
All i can say is that i didn't get any text msg this weekend to verify this but i saw it blinking while the phone was ringing for a call.
COOL Samsung!., 02 Jun 2012http://www.youmobile.org/blogs/entry/Samsung-Galaxy-S-III-has-Same-8MP-Camera-Sensor-as-Apple-... moreWell - very, very interesting.
I think that should make fans from BOTH camps think twice before trolling...
Now it's even harder cry "mine is the better device" or "the other is the copycat"
Apple fans - Samsung makes most of your parts anyway.
Samsung fans - S3 not as cutting edge as we'd like to believe.
Both fans - both are good devices. Both are different devices. Get over it
Anonymous, 28 May 2012The tests already showed that the wolfson did outperform. No, it did not. Look at the One S audio tests an the GS3 tests. The One S outperforms it in every way except frequency response.
Jackskellington6sic6, 02 Jun 2012Exactly. They are very good at deceiving.
And that is what works best here.
Not that other ... moreDeceive is harsh word for it, but true in a sense. Its more like only telling you what they want you to hear/know.
It's all Marketing - and like you said everyone does the same. It's how they sell their products.
Apple happen to be exceptionally good at it.
And they're good at making things simple - hence more appealing to many. Like Facetime - all it is is video calling over wifi, basically Skype. Yes, its been around for ages, but Apple made it really simple, so it was easy to sell.
Simple = Success = Easy Marketing